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New Era for Penn State Hockey

Nittany Lions set for new arena and new conference.
UNIVERSITY PARK, CENTRE COUNTY - The Nittany Lions are the new kid on the block in the newest college hockey conference.
And for Penn State, this year's an opportunity to earn some respect in the Big Ten.

In just their second year as a Division I program, the Nittany Lions lack the legacy of teams like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Not a single Penn State player was listed on the conference's pre-season watch list.
But after beating Big Ten teams three times in five tries a year ago Guy Gadowsky's team has some positive momentum entering the new league.

“So those expectations outside have changed,” Gadowsky says. “And I think ours have here a little bit as well. I don't think going into the season last year you would have expected it. And when you get a taste of it, you want to get it again and again.”

“We kind of want to make a name for ourselves,” sophomore forward David Glen says. “We just want to prove that we're ready and we're ready to compete in the Big Ten this year.”

Penn State opens its season at Pegula Ice Arena on Oct. 11 with a non-conference game against Army.
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